The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company which would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company within the framework of Russian classic ballet.
Leading dancers from across Russia have forged, under Radchenko's direction, an exciting new company staging new productions of timeless classics such as Swan Lake.
Since its inception, the Moscow Festival Ballet has completed multiple tours throughout the world to enthusiastic audiences.
Swan Lake, Op. 20, is a ballet composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in 1875–1876. The scenario, initially in four acts, was fashioned from Russian folk tales and tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. The choreographer of the original production was Julius Reisinger. The ballet was premiered by the Bolshoi Ballet on 4 March 1877 at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Although it is presented in many different versions, most ballet companies base their stagings both choreographically and musically on the 1895 revival of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, first staged for the Imperial Ballet on 15 January 1895, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. For this revival, Tchaikovsky's score was revised by the St. Petersburg Imperial Theatre's chief conductor and composer Riccardo Drigo.
One Free ticket for current WS Students - $20 each additional ticket
To reserve a ticket, please send an email with your name & W# to firstname.lastname@example.org
Students wanting to sit together during the performance should state this when making the reservation. Seats will not be in a block, they will be scattered throughout the theater.
Reserved tickets will be available at the ''will call' window
Niswonger Performing Arts Center (NPAC)
212 Tusculum Blvd.
Plan to arrive at the theater no later than 7:15pm.